Matthew Philip Williams ACD MFA Capstone Spring 2011

YOU’RE THINGS: A collaborative design-making project for viable and valuable objects.

Modern consumerist culture has given us a unique problem of plenty, where the production, availability and disposability of objects seem to be exponentially increasing. This plethora has conditioned a common view of objects with various scopes of obsolescence, diminishing common perceptions of key important factors in user / object relationships such as functionality and more importantly to this project, emotional and psychological value that the object embodies for the user.

This project is arranged to address this problem in a manner that aims to establish and revitalize these relationships through a unique process aimed at connecting collaborative design with hand making. Nine participant groups (three pairs and six individuals) have been invited to partake in this project to have objects made specifically for them through these participatory processes.

The objects are created with multiple materials and parameters in mind, including the user’s functional needs and the environment where the object will reside, both of which determine the object’s final form. These objects are also designed to consider pre-existing habits and patterns of the users, encouraging connections between the object and the user that become important symbolic evidence of ways in which users define themselves.

Samantha Almanza BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Shevawn Armstrong BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Eva Ashford BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Beth Austin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jeffrey Baratta BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Amanda Belmont BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Karen Berger BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chris Bodven BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Cassandra Boggio BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Phillip Bone BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Janessa Bork BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Alison Brockel BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Brennan Broome BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Heather Chase BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Katie Clayton BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Samala Coffey BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Madeline Conn BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Nicole Marie Cuvin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Dominic De Venuta BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Paty Elguera BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Frances Embick BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Eartha Forest BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Danny Frazier BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jung Le Han BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Val Dean Hardy BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jennifer Hayes BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Rachel Haywood BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Morgaine Hendricks-Casey BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jim Hill BFA Thesis Spring 2011

James Jigarjian BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Leah Kiczula BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chris Kim BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Tabitha Knight BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Melissa Larsen BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Ali Leeds BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Justin Lefor BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Natalie Lomeli BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Israel Lund BFA Thesis Spring 2011

London Lunoux BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Nelleke Mack BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Leah Marvin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

William Matheny BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kevin McLain BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Andrew Meeker BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Lo Miller BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Robin Milliken BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Brandon Phuong BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Antonia Pinter BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kyle Raquipiso BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Portia Roy BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kevin Graham Schmidt BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Ray Anthony Barrett VS MFA Thesis 2011

Daniel Glendening VS MFA Thesis 2011

Bryson Hansen VS MFA Thesis 2011

Carl Klimt VS MFA Thesis 2011

Elizabeth Malaska VS MFA Thesis 2011

Tyler Stuart VS MFA Thesis 2011

Michael Welsh VS MFA Thesis 2011

Laura Allcorn ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Rachel Cox ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Anne Crumpacker ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Nico Sea BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Trillian Spencer BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chloe Steinhoff-Smith BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Cassandra Stemler BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Ali Gradischer ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Evan Holt ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Chelsey Thornton BFA Thesis Spring 2011

J. Eric Morales ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Amanda Townsend BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Selja Ojanne ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Julie Pointer ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Leslie Vigeant ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Matthew Philip Williams ACD MFA Capstone Spring 2011

Devin Trainer BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chase Velarde BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Brian Visser BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jon Werrin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Sivonna West BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kristen Wright BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Leo Zarosinski BFA Thesis Spring 2011

David Boekelheide ACD MFA Capstone Spring 2011

Michael O'Malley BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Sokhun Keo BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Asha Whittle BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Morgan Ritter BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jason Lee Starin ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011